Blindness

Kathryn’s Pick: Blindness by José Saramago “If I’m sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” – José Saramago, Blindness   On a day just like any other an unexplained plague of “white blindness” sweeps across the country and leaves a scrambling government struggling to contain the outbreak. A large portion of the population…

You Me Everything

Cori’s Pick: You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac You Me Everything is Catherine Isaac’s American debut.  If you’re headed out to the pool, beach, or lake – this is a great summer book to take along! Set in the French countryside, Jess sets off on an idyllic summer vacation with her son, William and a…

The Sun Does Shine

Cori’s Pick: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton In 1985, at the age of 29, Anthony Ray Hinton is arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama and sentenced to death by electrocution. At first glance of this statement, you may think that the punishment fits the crime.  That he…

The Legacy

Sara’s Pick:The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir This is the first book in a new series featuring a psychologist from the Iceland’s Agency for Child Protection and a young, overwhelmed police detective. In 1987 an unspecified crime results in the death of the mother and grandfather of three small children. Fast forward to 2015. A young…

The Forgetting

Kathryn’s Pick: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron “The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.” After browsing for an E-book on our Overdrive site, I stumbled upon The Forgetting. I am so happy that I did. This novel follows our young heroine, Nadia, who lives in the…

Strangers

Sara’s Pick: Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel Joanna was home alone when a stranger lets himself into her home and claims to be her fiancé. Erik comes home from a long day at the office to his fiancée who claims she has no idea who he is and there is no evidence of…

The Giver

Dallas’ Pick: The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowery did a wonderful job on this classic novel. I have recently read a newer young adult book Matched by Ally Condie that was so similar to this classic novel I was shocked. You can clearly see where Condie got her inspiration from and I can’t say…

Let Me Lie

Cori’s Pick: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh In late 2014, Clare Mackintosh released her debut novel, I Let You Go (which I LOVED and reviewed here).  It spent several months on the bestseller list and was listed one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016. In 2017 Mackintosh…

Look for Her

Sara’s Pick: Look for Her by Emily Winslow In 1976 a young girl goes missing and years go by before her body is discovered. Then a DNA link is made that only leads to more questions.  Does the body belong to Annalise? Or are there two young women missing? Decades later, Keene who now works…

God Came Near

Dallas’ Pick: God came Near by Max Lucado Max Lucado has made a life from writing Christian inspirational books. I have read a few of them and I am attempting to read even more of his work. Lucado has a way of explaining God and His wonderful creations into everyday terms that are easier for…

Where the Red Fern Grows

Dallas’ Pick: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls I went on a classic novel binge and decided to read some of the older books that I never got read growing up. I have always heard such great praises for this book and since it was about puppy’s I decided to give it a…

Still Me

Cori’s Pick: Still Me by JoJo Moyes I’ll be honest.  I’ve never been a huge fan of gushy love stories, however over the past couple of years, I’ve been more apt to reach for one.  I will say, I would consider the ‘romance’ books I tend to reach for to be  more quirky fiction than…